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The relevance of evolution

rows of corn Evolution is the unifying principle of all biology. It helps us understand phenomena in fields as diverse as genetics, ecology, and physiology. This knowledge is important not just from a scientific perspective, but from a practical one as well. Evolutionary theory can help us solve real world problems that have a biological basis — whether that's figuring out how to deploy antibiotics more effectively or developing a new pest-resistant crop variety.

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Image of corn field courtesy of USDA, photo by Tim McCabe; Cheetah photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi California Academy of Sciences